Hill House Halloween…has a nice ring to it huh?
I’m a sucker for a good alliteration! And I’m a sucker for ANYTHING festive. The holidays are my favorite time of the year, and like most people I’m sure, I am most happy during the three magical months of October, November, and December! October is my favorite month of all because it’s the height of pumpkin season and I’ve always loved Halloween. In fact, my favorite movie of all time is Hocus Pocus! I’ve watched it year round for almost my entire life and I’ll never get sick of it. Oh look, another glorious morning…makes me sick!
The first thing we do in October is decorate for Halloween. I’ll admit that I didn’t do near as much this year as I’ve done in previous years. I’ll blame turning thirty on my lack of energy, but trust me, I will make up for it this Christmas! Anywho, back to October 1st. It’s our tradition to decorate for Halloween on the 1st of every October while watching Halloween Movies or listening to spooky songs. The kids LOVE it and ask me everyday in September if it’s October yet. Is it just me or does September drag on and on?
We typically have lots of Halloween bucket list items to cross off each year too, but I really slacked this year! Confession time: We haven’t even been to a PUMPKIN PATCH and it’s almost November. And pumpkin patches are my favorite places on earth! Well, next to Christmas tree farms…and while I’m on the topic, all of you lucky ducks who live in temperate climates and have actual Christmas tree farms should thank your stars. In Florida we have Christmas tree and pumpkin “tents” that pop up sporadically. They almost always truck in the goods from Georgia. But hey-I’m just thankful they make it all the way down here!
I just wanted to give a little Halloween festiveness to your day with some pictures of our set up. Every time I look at pictures of my dark blue dining room I get more and more irritated with it. I’m thinking that I need a medium grey instead, and maybe a light grey kitchen versus the light blue…so be on the look out for some before and after pictures! If I can get my shit together that is…you never know with me lately! I’ll be sure to bring my A game for Christmas because these sparse decorations are a little sad, even to me.
I hope that you have the happiest of Halloweens friends! Here’s to lots of BOOs, adorable costumes, and stealing your kids’ candy!